The Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) group celebrated the company’s first yr of business just lately (March 2022) by internet hosting a two-day launch perform at its manufacturing plant in Benoni, Gauteng.
AFS, which specialises within the design and manufacture of slurry-related valves, was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, as part of the Group’s strategy to expand its fluid technology providers in Africa.
“The AFS staff works intently with our sister company BMG, to extend specialist services, through the design, distribution, provide and assist of a broad range of slurry-related valves, together with Klep diaphragm and wedge gate valves,” says Donald Morrison, General Manager, AFS. “Our specialists successfully achieved their first problem, which they set for themselves when the corporate was established – to enhance the standard of diaphragm valves, by extending service life and lowering the maintenance necessities of this vary. This aim was achieved through hard work and the implementation of superior design technologies, materials and coatings and is a good tribute to our staff.
เกจวัดแรงดันภาษาอังกฤษ over the last year embody the establishment of a new rubber lining facility, with the set up of autoclaves which have capacities of up to 10 m in size. In the rubber business, autoclaves are used to vulcanise rubber products, which are not but stable dimensionally, by elevating heat and strain. An autoclave is similar to an enormous oven, with extremely high temperature and strain rankings, that make rubber elements stable and strong in dimension and form.
“Another development is a new pinch valve sleeve manufacturing facility within our new rubber lining and sleeve manufacturing facility.
“We are now able to manufacture all pinch sleeves, including excessive stress and pneumatic sleeves. AFS pinch sleeves are manufactured from the best high quality rubber products, which may be supplied by Rema Tip Top. We have also made a major funding to extend our hydraulic pressing facility and through our new design and process, we’re able to manufacture high-pressure diaphragms capable of pressures in excess of 20 Bar.
“AFS has enhanced the design and production of its slurry knife gate valve vary, with dimensions ranging in diameter from a 50 mm unit to 1.5 m valves. The range contains flanged, wafer, lugged, urethane lined and high-pressure knife gate valves.
“BMG additionally distributes a regionally manufactured vary of abrasion-resistant valves for Dual Products International. These merchandise embrace pinch valves, new water air launch valves, Resilient Seated Gate (RSV) valves and rotary disc sleeve valves. AFS has recently manufactured and factory-tested some larger DN 700 hydraulically operated 20 Bar valves for a buyer in Europe.
“Recently launched Dual rotary disc sleeve valves comprise an advanced rotating gate valve with sleeve design, developed specifically for heavy abrasive and corrosive slurries and water and wastewater installations. This patented design allows the valve to cycle by way of heavy slurries with out sticking. Wafer, flanged and high-pressure variants can be found.
“Our extremely expert staff has a thorough understanding of the processes where valves are installed and is ready to specify the correct valves required for every application. We additionally help customers in fixing the issues of difficult installations and applications.
“To ensure optimum safety, efficiency and the extended service life of each system, the number of the correct industrial slurry valve is crucial. Valve selection is based on varied factors, including the size and shape of particles, strain, temperatures and chemical content.”
This AFS portfolio is especially well-suited to be used in harsh circumstances in numerous industries, including mining, chemical and petrochemical, water and wastewater, power manufacturing and agri-food industries. Important installations recently, have been in mining slurry, tailings dams, and acid pumping functions, which rely on plant availability and the secure operation of valves.
Another achievement for AFS is that ESG has lately achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), which means prospects can declare BEE procurement recognition of one hundred twenty five % in opposition to all purchases.
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